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Upper East Side
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1305 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1327
+1 212-996-1200
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I was in New York for business staying near the Island. in fact next door to the Island. Being on my own I found the bar just a great place to hang out before dinner. I ended up there 3 nights in a row. Dinner twice. The place has a cool vibe and everyone at the bar loves to chat.... More 

Thank johnherbert
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Staying at Hotel Wales next door, had enjoyedmrestaurant there (Sarabeth's), wanted something different, maybe a little less formal, slightly less expensive, attracted by good reviews. We were seated at table in the back, no trouble with noise there. (Low ceilings reduce noise level in general.) All 6 of us agreed our appetizers (lobster bouillabaisse, grilled asparagus, lobster quesadilla, blasted peppers... More 

Thank Tippler1565
New York City, New York
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The poor service and small portions ruined what could have been a great experience. The waitstaff was rushed and then never came back. We had to ask the bus boys for food and drinks that had not been delivered and then for the check. The table next to us had to do the same, but they weren't as annoyed as... More 

Thank Weegeewoman
Carlisle, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Unpretentious food and nice atmosphere. Quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Been there forever, friendly and reasonable food and wine. Chicken curry, crab cakes, steak, burgers, salads... Everything on the menu looked appealing.

Thank edward S
new york
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Had the pleasure of dining here for lunch while waiting for an appointment at nearby Mt. Sinai hospital. The beet salad was amazing and fresh with a ginger dressing and goat cheese, oranges and candied almonds. The flavor was so delicious. My son had a codfish burger that was similar to a crab cake. It was fresh with flavor that... More 

Thank gmwNewYork
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Island is a perfect neighborhood restaurant. The atmosphere is fun, the food is very good and the service is excellent. It's been a favorite of mine for years, and especially pleasant for a summer brunch. I ate there over the weekend and enjoyed a well-cooked omelet, iced coffee and a perfect popover. A great stop after visiting one of the... More 

1 Thank cornwallst59
Brooklyn, New York
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Reaaly good menu, great wait staff and the food is delicious! Dinner with friends who live in the area and they picked this place and will go back again! Very nice evening, and a lovely place to dine - beachy!

1 Thank siggsdog
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This restaurant has a real summer beach feel ..a touch of the Hamptons. Friendly staff serve delicious food like Lobster roll ( in season) which is absolutely yummy as well as a wide range of steaks salads lamb and vegetarian. The feeling in the restaurant is warm and cosy...the bar has a variety of cocktails and wines. The desserts are... More 

Thank Andrea W
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

At first everything was nice. It's a very nice restaurant and the waiter was really nice. I ordered the angus burger which was good beside the bun was little bit smaller than the burger meat. But then I found a hair in my burger. The waiter took it and then the unbelievable thing happened. The chef came to the table... More 

Thank Dor T
New Haven, Connecticut
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122 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We came for brunch and liked the menu and the atmosphere. The food came out very slowly. I ordered the smokes chicken hash with spinach and poached eggs will hollandaise on the side. When my dish arrived, the poached eggs were over cooked. I flagged down the waiter and he said he'd have two more made. The hash was quite... More 

Thank Roberta H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1327
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-996-1200

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Upper East Side

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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